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Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison for Assault on Former Girlfriend

Santa Rosa, CA  –  August 18, 2017  –  Defendant Alexander William Parlato, 30 years old of Novato, was sentenced earlier today to serve 22 years in state prison after having pled “no contest” in April of this year to charges of sexually and physically assaulting his former girlfriend.  The defendant was sentenced by Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Patrick Broderick.

District Attorney Ravitch stated, “This was an egregious case involving a brutal assault. The callous and violent nature of this offense justifies a long prison sentence.”

The assault occurred in the early morning hours of June 8, 2016.  The victim, a 55-year-old Sonoma resident, reluctantly allowed the defendant into her house when he complained he was too intoxicated to drive home.  After he entered, he attempted to have sex with the victim.  When she resisted he beat and sexually assaulted her.  The victim managed to escape and ran to a nearby neighbor who called police.  As a result of the attack, the victim suffered a broken nose and numerous other injuries to her face, arms, and neck.

On April 26th of this year Parlato entered “no contest” pleas to one count of rape, one count of forced digital penetration, and one count of felony domestic violence causing great bodily injury.  He also admitted a prior “strike” offense.  In addition to the 22 year prison sentence, Parlato will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and may be subject to additional incarceration as a sexually violent predator. The three new convictions also qualify as “strike” offenses.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Barbara Nanney.  Sheriff’s Detective Matt Regan investigated the case on behalf of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department.


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